Ceramics: Myths and Masks with Deborah McCunn
Myths and Masks
Instructor: Deborah McCunn
Week1: August 2-8, 2020
Join Deb McCunn for a week creating garden and animal masks. We’ll look at myths and symbolism in mask making and then you’ll create your own masks out of clay. Our garden masks will incorporate a human face as a sun god or green man. Then you can choose your favorite critter as the foundation for your animal mask. This is a great opportunity to practice human and animal facial features. Each student will make two small masks and one large mask. All levels are invited to join the fun and learn about masks.
Class Material Fee $44
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Deborah began sculpting in clay as a teenager, drawn to the versatility of the medium as a means for expression. Since 2009, she has owned Baker Creek Ceramics in Bellingham, WA where she teaches and creates her sculptures. She also teaches sculpting and wheel throwing at Whatcom Community College.
Artist Statement: Curiosity gives us vitality, allowing us to stretch and grow. Sculpting in clay is my vehicle for challenging assumptions. The richness and versatility of the medium allow me to carve subtle details throughout my work, layering meaning, stories and thought-provoking questions.
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